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Background: Nurses competency level in performing Basic Life Support (BLS) is critical to improve the survival rate of cardiac arrest patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of simulation based BLS training on nursing students’ knowledge and practice.
Methods: Pre-test post-test quasi experimental design was used to collect data from 49 nursing students before and after the implementation of a simulation based BLS training program.
Results: The results showed that students scored significantly higher knowledge and skill scores after training than that before training. The overall mean of the participants’ knowledge scores in the posttest was approximately (4.24) more than the overall mean of the participants’ knowledge scores in the pretest. Moreover, the overall mean of participants’ skill scores in the posttest was approximately (27.08) more than the overall mean of the participants’ skill scores in the pretest
Conclusion: Such results provided evidence of the positive effect of simulation-based BLS training program on the nursing students’ knowledge and skill about BLS.
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